Well it’s been a while. I refuse to bore you AGAIN with the stupid saga of my rubbish internet. Instead I will show you what I have been doing while offline. Knitting!
The sheet of paper is for Cats Sweet Tomato Heel. It’s one I have wanted to try but when I finally got around to trying to buy the e-book I keep getting an error. It’s all that new EU VAT stuff, I’m sure. But there is a YouTube video so I just watched that, made note, did some screen grabs and created my own little PDF of what are the important bits for me.
I’m doing toe-up socks, and there is no pattern. Well, the basic one for size, but not for the design. These are learner socks. I am trying t get to grips with the handed two-colour knitting, and I am making t up as I go along. While at Hobbycraft with DD, I sat by the checkout flicking thru a mag. I saw a pattern for a sweater – sorry, not a pattern but a photo, saying there was a pattern – with a scattered design. This is my attempt. A closer look:
Unfortunately they are a little loose, I think. I have LONG feet but they are fairly thin, so I always struggle to get then to fit perfectly.
Being that I am using them to learn a few things I went with slightly coarser yarn and slightly larger needles. They will have the Sweet Tomato Heel, probably in colour wedges, I think, and a two-colour ribbing. A lot in one sock.
I want to practice a bit as my friend and I went to a small yarn show and I got a couple of hanks that I like
Funky! The other big project is a sweater. Also a learning tool, the lace chart for the yoke. Ugh. Hate charts like I hate spreadsheets.
The two sleeves are on a VERY long circular. They will be knit to the length of the purple on the body then finished off in the grey to match the block at the bottom edge.
A few printables will be dribbling out and I need to now start thinking about the ATCs for WOYWW 6th anniversary, so it’ll be a real mixed bag for me in the coming weeks. Just how I like it!
Looking forward to catching up and seeing what everyone is doing.